BREAKING: Trump Sues The CEOs Of Twitter And Facebook

Former President Donald Trump, who has complained about censorship by social media giants, plans to announce class action lawsuits today against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Axios reported today:

It’s the latest escalation in Trump’s yearslong battle with Twitter and Facebook over free speech and censorship. Trump is completely banned from Twitter and is banned from Facebook for another two years. Trump is scheduled to make an announcement at a press conference today at 11 am. Trump’s legal effort is supported by the America First Policy Institute, a non-profit focused on perpetuating Trump’s policies. The group’s president and CEO and board chair, former Trump officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins, will accompany him during the announcement. Class action lawsuits would enable him to sue the two tech CEOs on behalf of a broader group of people that he argues have been censored by biased policies. To date, Trump and other conservative critics have not presented any substantial evidence that either platform is biased against conservatives in its policies or implementation of them.

I am not a lawyer, but I’m betting he’s going to lose. Here’s why.

What he is asking the court to do is violate both companies first amendment right not to be forced to carry speech they don’t want to publish. In less democratic countries, companies are frequently forced to publish things praising the government. That is not permitted in the USA. Thus he’s going to lose. By a lot.

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